Regardless of your political affiliation, exploring our nation’s presidential libraries is an excellent way to learn about the incredible Americans who served as commander in chief. Of those who served, there are currently only 14 presidential libraries.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: The Hyde Park library features exhibits on the president and first lady.
- Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum: Truman’s library will undergo renovations in 2019.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum: Eisenhower’s boyhood home is on site.
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum: Designated in 1962, Hoover’s library is located in Iowa.
- Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum: Johnson’s library hosts special annual exhibits.
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Situated on Boston’s waterfront, Kennedy’s library is open daily.
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum: Ford’s library and museum have separate locations in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, respectively.
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum: Carter’s library hosts numerous family-friendly events and special programming.
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: One of the largest presidential libraries, Reagan’s is home to a retired Air Force One jet.
- George Bush Presidential Library and Museum: Bush Sr.’s library is located on the grounds of Texas A&M University.
- William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum: Clinton’s library features a museum and research center.
- Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum: The museum is located at Nixon’s birthplace and final resting place in Yorba Linda, California.
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum: Bush’s Dallas library opened in 2013.
- Barack Obama Presidential Library: Obama’s library is not yet open to the public.
One of the more well-known traffic circles along D.C.’s Massachusetts Avenue is Dupont Circle, a thriving area with a long history of bustling restaurants, bars and shops. When passing through the namesake park in the center of the circle, you’re surrounded by countless opportunities to dive into D.C. culture.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Traveling is an opportunity to expand your horizons and try things you’ve never experienced before. But when it comes to public transportation, you might want to give it a hard pass. I’m all for public buses and subways, but it’s not always practical, depending on your destination of choice. Public transportation can also take up more time and resources than is realistic for a short excursion. But there are plenty of other ways to explore on vacation without relying on public infrastructure. From biking to ferries, here’s where to look first.
Depending on where you plan to travel this fall, the weather can be extremely unpredictable. Throw climate change into the mix, and the result can be a cornucopia of atmospheric conditions. Wherever you plan to go this fall, remember to pack the following items, just in case.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.